Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund now open

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has announced that applications are now open for grants of up to $1 million to assist small publishers in Flinders to stay competitive in today’s changing media environment.  The Regional and Small Publishers Innovation Fund will provide up to $16 million in grants per year over…

Regional journalism cadetships funding now available

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is calling on local media outlets to consider applying for funding for cadetships of up to $40,000 to help strengthen local journalism.      The Turnbull Government is supporting cadetships to help publishers stay competitive and create opportunities for aspiring journalists to get their start. 100…

$8 million in funding to support asthma patients

The Turnbull Government will provide more than $8 million in funding to support thousands of asthma patients in Australia. Asthma can be fatal, causing around 400 deaths each year and asthma attacks cause around 40,000 hospitalisations every year. More than 2.5 million Australians are affected by asthma and it is one of the most common…

Sporting Schools extends its reach to get children more active

Applications close this week for the Coalitions $200 million Sporting Schools program and Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has encouraged all local schools in the electorate to apply. Statistics show more than 80 per cent of children are not getting enough physical activity and that 27 per cent of children aged…

Securing the future of the Green Wedges

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has confirmed his commitment to protecting and retaining the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge for its major health, conservation, agricultural, economic and recreational benefits for future generations. Speaking before addressing the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Green Wedge Summit, Minister Hunt outlined his strong advocacy for Green Wedges,…

New Mobile Blackspot Program round announced

Residents, visitors and businesses across the Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast, Cardinia Shire and the City of Casey are being asked to highlight areas of poor mobile coverage ahead of the Federal Government’s fourth round of Mobile Blackspot Program. Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, has welcomed the Federal Government’s plan to address…

Funding for Bass Coast initiative to increase organ donation

Federal Member for Flinders, the Hon Greg Hunt MP today announced funding of $6,780 to the Bass Coast Breakers Women’s Football Team to encourage more local community members to discuss with their families and register to become organ and tissue donors. “This is about saving and changing lives,” Minister Hunt said. “The funding is an…

Locals reflect on history this National Reconciliation Week

Residents from all around the electorate of Flinders are being encouraged to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history this National Reconciliation Week and embrace the 2018 theme Don’t Make History a Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow. To commemorate National Reconciliation Week 2018, the Coalition Government is investing $3.6 million into Reconciliation Australia to…